P-values...ugh... P-values have taken quite a beating lately. These widely used and commonly misapplied statistics have been blamed for giving a veneer of legitimacy to dodgy stu… Source: Not Even Scientists Can Easily Explain P-values | FiveThirtyEight
We seem to be accumulating a large tongue-in-cheek evidence base (mostly thanks to the BMJ Christmas issue) around the effectiveness of parachutes in preventing injury upon falling out of an airplane. Source: Is A Backpack As Good As A Parachute When Jumping Out Of A Plane? : Shots - Health News : NPR As far …
This is a very nice overview of the two leading "camps" of thought on behavioral economics relevant to the healthcare set. Although simple heuristics often yield “biased” decisions, they can deliver a better answers. What might this mean for today's complex algorithms? Source: Simple Heuristics That Make Algorithms Smart - Behavioral Scientist
Jon Brassey doing yeoman's work mitigating the short-sightedness of the decision to de-fund the National Guidelines Clearinghouse. via The post-NGC landscape, a sample of US guidelines added to Trip this month
I appreciate and understand this quote more as I go on... Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. — Sir William Osler
There are no secrets to doing well on the EBM exam - know the objectives and you'll do fine!
http://xkcd.com/1526/ via xkcd.com